Flower Dreaming

“…with macro and plant photography I can just step outside into my garden and shoot some flowers with a cheap 50mm lens and produce personally satisfying and fulfilling images.”

Dahlia Dreaming

“I never liked dahlias when I was studying horticulture at Royal Horticultural Society levels and learning all the plant names. I found them blousy and showy and over-the-top – not subtle in any way, unlike my favoured hardy geraniums.”

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Here are a few captures from Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK from the weekend.

Iris

With the way the garden is changing so rapidly, with flowers blooming and fading within 24/48 hours, and the fact we’ve had some rain, I thought I’d ┬ácapture the Bearded Iris while they’re in flower. I love the way raindrops on black Iris look like fat, juicy droplets of blood…